Category Archives: Theatre

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. — Alfred Hitchcock

A Quartet of Chekhov Farces

By Anton Chekhov Directed and performed by sixth formers from Magdalen College School at theSpace on the Mile on 11 August 2014 Join us for a romp through Chekhov’s lighter side, as we present four of his popular farces in one … Continue reading

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Austen

By Bernie C. Byrnes and Rob Winlow Directed by Matthew Gould Musical direction by James Cleeve Presented by Old Hall Theatre at theSpace on the Mile on 11 August 2014 Austen is a new musical exploring Jane’s own, little-known, real-life … Continue reading

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The Sonneteer

By Sebastian Michael Directed by Ros Philips Presented by Optimist Creations at Greenside @ Nicolson Square on 11 August 2014 A play on passion, power and possession, featuring the Sonnets of William Shakespeare. What drove the celebrated poet, playwright and … Continue reading

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Bottom’s Dream

By William Shakespeare Directed by Caroline Stephenson and David Fensom Presented by Shakespeare on the Run at the Greenside @ Royal Terrace on 11 August 2014 ‘I have had a most rare vision. I had a dream…’ A fantastically funny … Continue reading

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The Player’s Advice to Shakespeare

By Brian K. Stewart Directed by John Koensgen Presented by the New Theatre of Ottawa (Canada) at C too on 10 August 2014 In 1607, an actor from Shakespeare’s company turns his back on the stage and joins the Midlands … Continue reading

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Lear’s Daughters

By William Shakespeare Directed by Isabelle Kettle Adapted by the director and cast Presented by the Footfall Theatre Company at C nova on 10 August 2014 A play made famous by its protagonist, which also boasts three of Shakespeare’s most … Continue reading

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Newton’s Cauldron

By Tim Foley Presented by the Catherine’s Club in association with Mermaids at the on 9 August 2014 Christmas Day, 1642. The birth of a little boy called Isaac Newton heralds a new age of science. Two witches, Wendy and … Continue reading

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No Belles

Presented by Portal Theatre at the Sweet Grassmarket on 9 August 2014 In 2013, the New York Times began an obituary: ‘she made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job and took eight years off from … Continue reading

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National Loaf

By Laura Witz Directed by Laura Witz Presented by Charlotte Productions at the Paradise in The Vault on 9 August 2014 Hitler is sinking ships and our boys at the front need provisions, so tighten your belts or betray your … Continue reading

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The Alchemist

By Ben Jonson Directed by Barney Iley Presented by Oxford University Dramatic Society at Just the Tonic at The Caves on 8 August 2014 The Alchemist is Ben Jonson’s comic masterpiece: an exercise in hilarious mayhem, merciless satire and ingenious … Continue reading

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